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for growth. we will build the roads and bridges, the electric grids and digital lines that feed our commerce and bind us together. >> >>. >> mere moments after taking office, president obama told the hard truth truth and got right down to business. before we talk about the president's work, let's remember that before he was able to take the oath of office, candidate obama had to do a lot of work to get to the podium. we know the story of the young state senator who wowed us at the 2004 dnc and on 2008 took on one of america's best oiled political machines, inspired a generation, a generation. the timeline to success has many notable moments in between, rarely do we mark august 2005 as a turning point for the working senator. when the force of hurricane katrina devastated the poorly maintained levees around new orleans, those floodwaters brought with them devastation for those in their wake and a wakeup call to the nation. our fellow americans watched in horror as our government fumbled and failed to alleviate human suffering right in this country. in the midst of the crisis, we asked how an
government funded. this one is through the department of commerce. they help you connect with those large corporations that would otherwise probably not look at you as a potential source. >> so peter, this feels to me like we don't hear this part of how government actually contributes through raising the sba cap so there's more capital. making sure that minority owned and women have more opportunities to bid on the big contract. >> certainly, government plays a decisive role in deciding who gets an opportunity for the businesses out there. one of the things i'm curious to hear from you guys at the table, my sense from talking to other business owners is that you're by and large not sitting and waiting for the government to solve your problems. you're waiting for demand to return into the american economy. there are not enough people in america today who can afford to buy your goods and services. that's something that government can influence this in a very direct way. >> i love that issue of demand. sometimes black hair care is called the recession proof industry because we always have de
the chamber of commerce every -- literally has bought up every piece of time on the airwaves. we have an intern at the nations from toledo and went back least week and said you cannot see anything except negative attack ads. most of them against brown. >> we have a graph, you can see here where the political parties are absolutely dwarfed in their spending compared to the super pacs and the -- 501-c-4s. i wonder if this is an ultimate form of voter suppression. we talked about voter i.d. in ohio, early voting restrictions. if i can throw all of this at it is that the ultimate way of voter suppression? >> one of the reasons why the electoral system such a mess with supportivesy sense united and the voter suppression laws is because it is not in the interest of both political parties to support an electoral process, more transparent and includes everyone and that levels of the playing field important money. until we have that it is going to keep being a mess. it is kind of like -- actually donald rumsfeld had a phrase which is that if you have a problem and can't solve it you enlarge it
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